Harry Crew

Author and friend of The Northern Fringe

I accidentally became prison governor…and eventually published my own biography. Prisons I have known.

I first met Brian Lewis 1996/7 when I collaborated with him, Reini  and team writing ‘The Story of a House’ which told the story of Askham Grange. In 1947 this building and grounds had become the first open prison for women and our book was essentially about the women who lived and the staff who worked there.

Some four years ago Brian and I renewed contact which resulted in him applying ‘gentle’ pressure upon me to write my own biography with the account of how I accidentally became a prison governor. With his help and that of Alison Dempster, Ang Lewis and John Young I finally went to print with ‘Prisons I have known’ the proceeds of sales going to the charity Women in Prison.

Subsequently although I have produced no visual art I have enjoyed the work which others of the Northern Fringe Gallery have shown and appreciate the continuing relationship helping where I can, supporting funding applications and sourcing opportunities for the gallery.”

Work By This Artist

Here you will find blogs featuring our artists, events, news and much much more

Blogs By This Artist

Here you will find blogs featuring our artists, events, news and much much more

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Contact This Artist

The Northern Fringe Gallery is a place in Barnsley and a bowl full of ideas.

1 + 12 =

Meet Our Artists

The Northern Fringe Gallery is a place in Barnsley and a bowl full of ideas.

Julia Woodhall

Fine Artist

Barbara Smith

Glass Artist

Harry Crew

Author & Friend Of Northern Fringe

Pamela A Briggs

Fine Artist

Brian Lewis

Author, Painter, Author, Conceptual Artist

Reini Schuhle-Lewis

Textile artist

Paul Iwanyckyi

Fine Artist

Harry Malkin

Painter, Sculptor, Conceptual Artist

Eddie Leathem

Treasurer & Friend Of Northern Fringe